31 October 2008

Onegai My Melody: Kurumi Nui

It’s someone’s birthday today in Sanrio, and I know just the present to send her.

onegai my melody cosplay - kuromi / kurumi nui

Kurumi Nui is actually Kuromi’s human form. It’s incredibly rare to find good cosplays of Kurumi/Kuromi, but this is my pick from the bunch. She even has Kuromi’s Notebook in the corner.

Happy birthday, Kuromi! I hope you’re not too mad at Hello Kitty anymore. At least there are a lot of people cosplaying you, right? You’re quite pretty as a human, no wonder Hiiragi Keiichi fell in love with you!

30 October 2008

Lucky Star: Takara Miyuki

lucky star cosplay - takara miyukiThe well-mannered young lady of the Lucky Star group, Takara Miyuki was the class president for her grade level in her first year. She prefers glasses over contact lenses because she’s afraid of putting the lenses into her eyes. Konata often teases her for embodying a large number of moe archetypes.

She makes a cute Miyuki, don’t you think? It’s interesting to note that she even colored her eyebrows for this cosplay. Nice work! I love her choice in eye glass frames too.

29 October 2008

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 03

This is the third Cloud cosplayer I’ve seen that’s taken my breath away.

final fantasy vii 7 advent children cosplay - clous strife 03

It’s a simple shot, but very artistic. Cloud does have a tendency to go about by himself to think things through, and this is why I think this photo captures Cloud’s personality perfectly.

Nice work on this! I wonder if he used hair cement too?

28 October 2008

Sailor Moon S: Sailor Neptune 02

sailor moon s cosplay - sailor neptuneThe “Miss Congeniality” of the Sailor Senshi, Kaioh Michiru, whom is commonly referred as Sailor Neptune is a polite, calm, and sophisticated person who is very intelligent and gifted in art and music. She is often seen along side Teno Haruka (Sailor Uranus) to which several controversies have sprung from.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen pretty Senshi cosplayers. I’ve only got to see a couple of episodes of Sailormoon S, but I heard it was the best of the series. Anyway, great work on this! I really like her wig and eyes. It’s quite perfect, don’t you think?

27 October 2008

Oh! My Maid: Shuka

unknown cosplay 015 - oh! my maid cosplay - shukaI realize that this image looks a little bit on the generic side like most Unknown Entries, so trying to figure out who this is will be a pain…

But I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful her wig looks that I had to share it with everyone.

Then again, she could be from a game I don’t know of again, since I’m more familiar with anime than games, right?

So, does anyone have any guesses?

EDIT: Thanks to No_name for commenting that this is Shuka from Oh! My Maid.

26 October 2008

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Suzumiya Haruhi 03

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - suzumiya haruhiI should remind myself to check my emails more often.

I received this picture from §oL some time ago, and it got buried under all the requests. I only got to feature this now, sadly.

Isn’t she such a cute Haruhi? She’s definitely among the Chibi Category, and a young professional I’d say.

Thanks for the email, §oL! You can find two other Haruhi cosplayers here and here. Enjoy!

25 October 2008

Onegai My Melody: Yumeno Uta

When I first heard about My Melody having an anime, I was skeptical. I mean… why would Sanrio create an anime series? And how good would it be?

You’d be pretty surprised at Onegai My melody’s Story line. It’s very… non-Sanrio like.

onegai my melody cosplay - yumeno utaHere we have the main character of the series, Yumeno Uta. She is an energetic, cheerful girl who lead a normal life until a little bunny named Kuromi casts a spell on her, making her a victim to Kuromi’s Dark Magic (basically, her violin began playing on its own, off cue, during a performance!).

My Melody was able to save her using her own magic and they began to work together to keep Kuromi from succeeding in resurrecting the Spirit of Dark power. Uta also has the ability to power up the Melody Tact through her singing.

Cute cosplayer. I was able to find this thanks to Hiiragi Keiichi of Sanriotown! I have a few more pictures from the series I’d like to share, but I’ll post them some other time. I wouldn’t want to flood everyone with Onegai My Melody cosplays, even if we are in Sanriotown!

24 October 2008

Rozen Maiden: Suigintou 03

rozen maiden cosplay - suigintou 03Considered to be the first Rozen Maiden Doll, Suigintou was an incomplete creation who was able to move without being granted a Rosa Mystica.

In her awakening, she was weak and could barely walk, but Shinku decided to help her out of pity.

Suigintou began hating Shinku when she found out she had lied to her about being able to meet father. When Souseiseki killed her, Rozen gave her a Rosa Mystica and it was only then that she became a true Rozen Maiden. Sadly, she misunderstood Shinku’s intentions and thought she had left her to die in order to take her Rosa Mystica, which she never had in the first place.

Pretty cosplay! In fact, I’d say all three Suigintou cosplayers are pretty, don’t you think?

23 October 2008

Bleach: Neliel Tu Oderschvank 02

Sometimes, I don’t understand why people feel the need to Photoshop images when the original is already impressive enough as it is.

Take this for example:

bleach cosplay - neliel tu oderschvank 02Do you remember this image? This is the original picture of the previous Neliel cosplay that I posted.

As you can see, she is quite pretty. So why would people still want to edit it?

Then again, it may have been merely for Photoshop practice. The edited version was actually made by Deviant Artist, Opeth Metal.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think I appreciate this original cosplay more now that I’ve seen the 2 versions. Metal’s photo manipulation was definitely impressive, but I like natural looking cosplays better.

22 October 2008

I’s: Yoshizuki Iori 03

i's cosplay - yoshizuki iori 03Wow..! How come all of the the Iori cosplayers are so pretty?

Although… the color of the uniform varies. I’m not sure which color is right anymore, and this one is just… glaringly bright purple. Maybe in the manga it was in this hue?

Anyhow, lovely picture! She really does look like Iori, but I can’t decide among the 3 of them. Can you?

21 October 2008

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive

kuroshitsuji black butler cosplay - ciel phantomhiveCiel Phantomhive is the 12-year-old head of the noble Phantomhive family. He took over the family business at a young age due to the death of his parents. His right eye is always covered because it bears the contract between him and his butler (who is also his bodyguard and a demon) Sebastian Michaelis.

Omiya Lotus is a cosplayer on Deviant Art. She’s a really good cosplayer and it’s thanks to Prudencee Lumiere’s comment that I was able to find her. A huge thanks to Prudencee for leaving me a comment, and to Omiya for sharing her cosplay with us! Please take some time to visit their site when you can!

20 October 2008

Dekaron: Segita Hunter and Incar Magician

With all the game cosplays in the Unknown category, you could probably tell that I hardly play any online games and MMORPGs at all.

Doesn’t mean I don’t like them though.

unknown cosplay 014 - dekaron / 2moons cosplay - segita hunter in janis armor set and incar magician in solongos armor set

So for this week, I would guess they’re Korean online mmorpg characters. They might be hired or professional cosplayers, but even with that knowledge, you have to admit, the costume and the cosplayers are very impressive.

Anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: Thanks to my annonymous contributor for letting me know these cosplayers are from Dekaron, also known as 2Moons! The one on the left is a Segita Hunter in Janis Armor and the one on the right is an Incar Magician in Solongos Armor!

EDIT 2: Thanks to Jeff for letting me know one of the cosplayers is Korean model and actress, Bae Suzy!

19 October 2008

Inuyasha: Kikyo 02

inuyasha cosplay - kikyoWhen Kikyo was still alive, she was a kind a gentle woman who had great spiritual power. She was very intelligent, but she was also very sad because she longed to be an ordinary girl without duties and powers.

This cosplayer got Kikyo’s hair better than Arisa. Although both girls still have their own appeals. Which one do you like better?

18 October 2008

Hikaru no Go: Shindo Hikaru 02

hikaru no go cosplay - shindo hikaru

Shindo Hikaru is an elementary school student with no interests in playing Go; until he meets Toya Akira and is pestered to end by Sai to play Go. He eventually becomes a professional Go player at the age of 14, a year behind his rival.

Part of Hikaru’s strength in playing Go is his “stupid” moves. He makes these mistakes in order to lure his opponent into making what looks like correct moves, which he then uses against them.

Pretty cool cosplay. It’s been more than a year since I lasted posted a Hikaru no Go cosplay, and I’m glad I found a good one. Nice job!

17 October 2008

Wikipedia: Wikipe-tan

wikipedia cosplay - wikipe-tan This is really… unexpected.

For Wikipedia to have an anime mascot just like the OS-tans..?

I guess everyone and everything has an anime counterpart these days.

Heung Ying Ching 向映晴 is the cosplayer behind this adorable Wikipe-tan. She is a cosplayer from Hong Kong, and you’ll find more of her cosplays in her blog.

Actually, her costume reminds me of Yuzuki from Chobits. I guess the dark tights, full knee-length skirt, white apron, and white ribbon did it for me. The pigtails is fairly similar too, but she still stands as Wikipe-tan to me. Thanks 映晴!

16 October 2008

Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross and Kuran Kaname

image On winter evening, Yuki finds herself alone in the middle of nowhere. She has no memories of her parents or relatives, but she was attacked by a vampire, Kuran Kaname was there to come to her rescue.

Kaname then brings her to Cross Academy where she is adopted by the headmaster and given the name Yuki Cross.

Since then, she has looked highly upon Kaname. Yuki is very affectionate towards Kaname as she would to an older brother. Maybe something more.

This is a beautiful shot of the main characters of Vampire Knight. I love their expressions, and I think this cosplayer makes a nice rival for Stay. Nice job!

EDIT: I'm glad the cosplayer, Xrys, was able to find my blog and mention this is her picture! Thank you, Xrys, I will be sure to feature more of your cosplays soon!

15 October 2008

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Chrome Dokuro

katekyo hitman reborn! cosplay - chrome dokuro

Chrome, or “Nagi” as she is known in her previous life, had an accident while trying to save a cat, leading to the loss of her right eye and some of her internal organs. By a chance of Fate, Rokudo Mokuro finds Chrome while he was taking a stroll in one of his illusions. He creates illusionary organs for her, allowing her to live.

I found this cosplay while going through Flickr. 大吉(Agi) is the photographer of this cosplay. Thanks for sharing the photo with us!

14 October 2008

Kingdom Hearts II: Kairi

kingdom hearts 2 cosplay - kairiSora’s close friend in the series, Kairi’s memories of Sora slowly return to her in the beginning of the second installment, Kingdom Hearts II. Riku then gives her a keyblade in order to fight against Saïx’s summoned Heartless.

This cosplayer is Mei Wai, the cosplayer of the elves in Lineage II and Bleach’s Hinamori Momo. Impressive as always, don’t you agree?

EDIT: Thanks to Karuii for correcting me that the keyblade here is actually Sora’s, not Riku’s.

13 October 2008

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Byakuran

katekyo hitman reborn! cosplay - byakuran

I have no idea where this character is from, at all. I think it’s something from a more recent anime series… And I haven’t been watching any new ones lately. But maybe you guys have a better idea with the marks on the cosplayer’s face and the ring?

So pretty and white though… Lovely shot.

EDIT: Oh, the 13th Unknown on the 13th of October. Who would have thought?

EDIT 2: Thank you, Rikobaka for letting me know this is Byakuran, the First Boss and Leader of the infamous Mafia Family, Millefiore!

EDIT 3: Thanks to anon for letting us know the cosplayer's name is Naito!

11 October 2008

Naruto: Temari

naruto cosplay - temariThe eldest of the 3 Sand Siblings (one of them being Gaara), Temari is the peace lover who wishes her home village, Sunagakure, would be at peace with Konohagakure Village. She is gifted in terms of determining her opponent’s strategies and weaknesses as soon as the battle begins. Temari wields a giant iron fan to create powerful winds capable of leveling landscapes.

This cosplayer looks a little young. She reminds me of Souseiseki, but I don’t think she belongs in the Chibi Category. Most cosplayers use large fans made of paper or cloth, like this one, but I would love to see a huge iron fan just for the heck of it.

09 October 2008

Darkstalkers: Felicia 02

darkstalkers cosplay - feliciaThe similarities of this costume and the first one makes me wonder whether or not this is a pre-made cosplay outfit in Japan. Which really wouldn’t be all that surprising with all the cosplayers there.

But even still, I suppose each cosplayer has her own appeal in portraying the character.

So, where everyone’s favorite cat girl game character is concern, would you chose this cosplayer or the previous one? I like them both very much. Must be the cat ears…

07 October 2008

Saiunkoku Monogatari: To Eigetsu / Yogetsu

saiunkoku monogatari cosplay - to eigetsu / yogetsuThe shy, intelligent boy who passed the Provincial exams at the age of 12, Eigetsu possesses dissociative identity disorder. He becomes a completely different person when he drinks alcohol, calling himself “Yogetsu”. Yogetsu is very good in combat, and slightly arrogant, but he is also very intelligent like Eigetsu.

Eigetsu passes the Imperial Exams at the age of 13 and became the governor of Sa Province along side Ko Shurei, making him the youngest governor appointed to office.

He’s one of my favorite characters in the series, next to Seiran and Ryuki. But I still think Seiran should have been Emperor… or ended up with Shurei at least. I’ve yet to find the second season for Saiunkoku Monogatari, so who knows what happened in the end?

06 October 2008

Final Fantasy X-2: LeBlanc

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - leblancWell, I’ll be.

I believe several people speculated this to be someone from Final Fantasy, though I’ve never really gotten her character name. From what I know about this image (aside from it sitting in my old hard drive for a while now), it was taken from PC Online and she’s a character from an MMO game.

Other than that, the background of the photo looks the same as Aerith Gainsborough’s from Final Fantasy VII. Taken at the same time in the same venue maybe?

EDIT: A huge thanks to Nathan for commenting to let me know that this is LeBlanc, the leader of LeBlanc Syndicate from Final Fantasy X-2!

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03 October 2008

Magic Knight Rayearth: Nova

magic knight rayearth cosplay - novaThe adopted daughter of Debonair, Nova is an unstable girl who often switches from affections to death threats in the blink of an eye. It is later revealed that she is actually a shadow of Shidou Hikaru’s heart, being her alternate ego; opposite in every way. As much as Hikaru is willing to die for her loved ones, Nova wishes to kill them all. Similarly, Hikaru hates herself for what she has done in Cephiro, making Nova love her very much.

Nova is an anime-only villainess created, not by CLAMP, but by Hirano Toshihiro. Her character design was made for a different anime which was never realized or produced.

I miss Magic Knight Rayearth. I hope there’s still a DVD of this somewhere. I never did get to see the ending of the 2nd season.

01 October 2008

Gyakuten Saiban 4: Garyu Kirihito

gyakuten saiban 4 cosplay - garyu kirihito / apollo justice: ace attorney cosplay - kristoph gavin

Kyouya’s (Klavier’s) older brother, Kirihito (Kristoph), is an old friend of Ryuichi’s (Phoenix’s). He is a perfectionist in every way, and even though he is cool and collected, he can be very intimidating in court… even to his own apprentice, Odoroki (Apollo). He is considered to be the best defense attorney after Ryuichi was disbarred for presenting falsified evidence.

This is one cool cosplay. I’m quite a big fan of Gyakuten Saiban, and even though the 4th wasn’t accepted much by hard core Phoenix Wright fans, I still appreciated it for its consistent near game play. Great job on this!